Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.


Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014



Physics News

Detecting cosmic rays from a galaxy far, far away
Posted on September 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

In an article published today in the journal Science, the Pierre Auger Collaboration has […]

Physicists publish new findings on electron emission
Posted on September 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Even more than 100 years after Einstein's explanation of photoemission the process of electron […]

Researchers set time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cells
Posted on September 21, 2017 at 1:46 pm

Researchers have quantified the astonishingly high speeds at which future solar cells would have to […]

Gravitational waves may oscillate, just like neutrinos
Posted on September 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

(Phys.org)—Using data from the first-ever gravitational waves detected last year, along with […]